Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
September 26, 2014 | John Stone | Now is the time to renew your pesticide certification if it expires Dec. 31, 2014.
September 25, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Berrien County continues to be a hotspot for brown marmorated stink bug activity, but detections have been reported in Van Buren, Ottawa, Ingham and Lenawee counties. Also, peach damage from BMSB has been confirmed in Ottawa County.
September 24, 2014 | Phil Schwallier | Apple maturity continues to be slower than expected this fall.
September 24, 2014 | Randy Beaudry | An unusual weather year is leading to slower than expected apple maturity. Growers need to plan carefully to get the best conditioned fruit into controlled atmosphere storage.
September 24, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | As growers wrap up hop harvest this 2014 season, they can follow these post-harvest tips to help prepare for next year.
September 24, 2014 | Bob Tritten | The pace of apple harvest slows for many growers waiting for fruit to mature.
September 24, 2014 | George Sundin | Kasumin 2L is now fully registered on pome fruit in the United States for control of fire blight. This product provides excellent control of blossom blight and is critically needed, especially in orchards impacted by streptomycin resistance.
September 24, 2014 | Bill Shane | Gala and Honeycrisp harvests are winding down. Jonagold and Jonathan are approaching the optimum stage for fresh market harvest. Cool weather is helping apples develop attractive color and good crisp texture, but has slowed internal maturity development.
September 24, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | Apples are maturing slowly, but warm and sunny weather should move fruit along this week. We expect apples to be ready for harvest close to the predicted harvest dates for northwest Michigan.
September 23, 2014 | Keith Mason | Niagara harvest is set to begin and harvest of early ripening varieties continues. This is the final scouting report for the 2014 season.
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Date: Oct 1, 2014
Location: Muskegon County Building, 133 East Apple Avenue, Room 203, Muskegon, MI 49442
Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: DeKleine Orchards, 1887 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: North Central Michigan College Library, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School